Model - Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 23 Steam Locomotive

Production date
1989
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Object detail

Description
A Gauge 1 (1:32) scale steam locomotive and tender model painted in grey with the smokebox painted black. The model is a Deutsche Bundesbahn Class 23 2-6-2 steam locomotive. The Class 23 locomotives were built between 1950-1959 by a number of builders with 105 being built in total. This model is 23 001 which was built by Henschel in 1950. Class 23 locomotives were the last steam locomotives delivered to the Deutsche Bundesbahn. The model is housed in a wooden box.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Production date
1989
Production place
Measurements
H150 x W430 x D100mm (locomotive)
H135 x W265 x D100mm (tender)
H150 x W488 x D409mm (box)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Plastic
Paint
Wood
Signature/Marks
Deutsche Bundesbahn
23 001
BD Augsburg \ Bw Kempten
P35 19
BOCKHOLT-LOKOMOTIVEN \ MASCHINE NR 581 (handwritten in black ink) \ SERIE DB BR 23 (handwritten in black ink) \ NR 22 (handwritten in black ink) \ Made in West Germany
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
Associated person
Registration number
R7218

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